Whether you are looking to improve your daily communication skills, want to open doors to better employment opportunities, or are looking to prepare for post-secondary education our Adult ESL program will help you achieve your goal
During the course you will also develop computer skills you need to effectively function in today's culture of internet communication, online application and job search. You will learn more about you local community from engaging conversation with guest speakers and will explore Canadian culture and history to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test.
Upon successful completion of a course you will receive a certification for Canadian Citizenship application.
Adult ESL classes will be offered virtually AND in person for the 2022-2023 school year.
Please note that delivery method and term dates may change depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation.
In person classes are scheduled to start in Alliston, Collingwood, Barrie and Bradford.
Students enrolling in online classes are must have a computer with a camera as well as a consistent and reliable internet connection.
Day Program - September 2022- January 2023
Most classes run Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Some classes run Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 1:30pm no class on Friday.
Location of In Person Classes: Alliston, Collingwood, Barrie and Bradford
- Term 1 - September 12, 2022 - November 25, 2022
- Term 2 - November 28, 2022 - March 10, 2023
- Term 3 - March 22, 2023 - June 16, 2023
Night Program - Sept 2022- June 2023
This program runs 3 nights a week
Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location of In Person Classes: Barrie Learning Centre
- Semester 1 - September 13, 2022 - January 26, 2023
- Semester 2 - January 31, 2023 - June 8, 2023
Summer Program - 2023
Classes dates and time TBA
Please note, there will be no certificates issued for summer classes.
To register for our classes and get more details please call your local learning centre.
Learning Centre Locations
Who can attend free Adult ESL classes?
An eligible learner for a free ESL program is an adult immigrant currently residing in Ontario:
1. Whose first language is not English; and
2. Who is eighteen years old ; and
3. (a) Who is a naturalized Canadian citizen, permanent resident, Convention refugee or a
refugee claimant; or
(b) Who is a provincial nominee, or their dependent, who has been approved through the
Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or
(c) Who is a temporary foreign worker, or their dependent, who has been approved through the Canadian Experience Class but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or
(d) Who is approved as a foreign domestic worker under the Live-In Caregiver program.
(e) Who is in Canada on a CUAET authorization
All other applicants are fee paying. Fees may vary and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for details. 705-725-8360